By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The Ugandan senior women’s national team has qualified for the next African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) holding later this year in Morocco after the withdrawal of its final qualifying round opponent, Kenya.
The Crested Cranes who entered camp this week were supposed to face Kenya in the last qualifying stage next month.
It should be noted that Crested Cranes were slated to face off with Harambe Starlets next month with the first leg scheduled for 17th February and the return leg coming on 23rd February.
However, communication from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) addressed to the Federation of Ugandan Football Association (FUFA) confirmed the withdrawal of Kenya from the Qualifiers.
“We regret to inform you that we have just received Kenya FA’s correspondence informing us of their withdrawal from Women AFCON- Morocco 2022,” reads the statement.
“Consequently, matches 45 and 46 are cancelled as well as the missions of all designated officials.” The statement further reads.
The development, therefore, means Uganda qualifies for the 2022 edition that will be held in August in Morocco.
“Uganda is automatically qualified to the next round of the competition.” the CAF Communication further reads.
This will be the second appearance for Crested Cranes at the Africa Women Cup of Nations with the first coming in 2000.
Uganda eliminated Ethiopia at the first round of the 2022 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
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